A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$275,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$935
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    7
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    153
    525
  • Theft
    709
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,936
National
$53,889
Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Blacksburg Reviews

102 reviews
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This is a small town with so much packed into it! There are outdoor activities, great restaurants, and plenty of nightlife. It's great for college-aged residents, in addition to being a great retirement area.
Review Blacksburg
Recently moved here amazing college town tucked in the mountains. Perfect for outdoor activities including hiking, boating, tubing, walking, wildlife viewing and so much more. Considerable amount of local delicious dining and shopping. Decent name brand shopping and dining as well. Would love to see a Hobby Lobby though, I miss that.
It is a typical college town (college of over 25,000) in a small, rural town of only about 10,000. There's only one public high school for the whole town; that's how small it is. There is a lot to do, IF you are into the great outdoors. There are mountains to hike, waterfalls to explore, and tons of different farms to see. You are also very close to places like Luray caverns, the city of Roanoke, West Virginia, and North Carolina. The school draws a diverse crowd of residents, as well as musicians and art exhibits that the whole town can experience.